NCI Blog

My Experience Studying Artificial Intelligence through Springboard+

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 08 June 2023
Coman O'Connell transitioned to a career in technology by completing a conversion course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through Springboard+ at National College of Ireland. He shares his experience of the course, his career and educational background, why he chose to study a Springboard+ programme at NCI, and the outcome after completing the higher diploma. He also provides advice for anyone considering a Springboard+ course at NCI this coming September. If you're considering a career change or looking to upskill, this post will provide valuable insights into the benefits of pursuing a Springboard+ course.
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Sensory Play Made Easy: Benefits and Clean-Up Tips

Posted by Early Learning Initiative on 25 May 2023
This is a guest blog post from the Early Learning Initiative at NCI which works to address the problem of educational underachievement in marginalised communities.  Sensory play can be a valuable tool for children's development, but the mess it can create often worries parents. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy the benefits of sensory play without wrecking your home. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of sensory play and provide activities that won't take all day to clean up.
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How Postgraduate Education can Boost Your Career  

Posted by Conor Sisk on 24 May 2023
Whether you recently completed your undergraduate studies or are mid-career and possess several years of working experience, returning to education and starting a postgraduate degree can be an excellent way to enhance your career, refine your skillset and give you a competitive edge in a busy jobs market.
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Top Tips for Balancing Sport and Study as a College Athlete

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 11 May 2023
NCI computing student Naglis Montvilas is a talented athlete who represents Team Ireland in Powerchair, a version of soccer played in over 30 countries using specially modified powerchairs and an oversized football. Naglis is taking part in the Powerchair Football World Cup in Australia in October 2023, it will be his fourth time representing Team Ireland.  The team has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to travel to Sydney. The money raised will go towards flights, accommodation, playing kits and equipment for the Powerchair Football team.
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Interested in Postgraduate Studies? Consider Applying for a Scholarship!

Posted by Conor Sisk on 25 April 2023
At National College of Ireland, our mission is to ‘change lives through education’, through brilliant students, expert staff, our collective commitment to access and social justice, academic excellence, and sustainability. One way in which we strive to make education accessible to all is by delivering a wide range of scholarships to exceptional students from both NCI and other colleges, as well as providing discount offers for NCI alumni. Visit our Scholarships & Discounts page to learn more.
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ChatGPT in Education: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by NCI on 12 April 2023
Lunch & Learn is an initiative of the HR and EDI team at NCI, designed to allow people working in different areas of the College to share their expertise with their colleagues.
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Research First Fridays: What Does Marketing Have To Do With Equality?

Posted by Dr Nicole Gross on 31 March 2023
NCI academics take a lunch hour on the first Friday of each month to share their research (on campus and online) with other faculty, staff, students and alumni. The first First Friday of 2023 was presented by Dr Nicole Gross, Assistant Professor in Marketing, NCI School of Business.
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Why Study Computing? 4 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Start

Posted by Conor Sisk on 29 March 2023
It is almost impossible to find an industry or business in our world today that has not been changed by technological advancement in recent times. Whether you are a farmer using agricultural technology to improve crop productivity, or an accountant using automation software to reduce paper usage, technology has streamlined important processes in businesses, allowing them to be more efficient, safer and profitable.
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"My Name is Dave and I’m Dyslexic"

Posted by Dave Cormack on 22 March 2023
This is a guest blog post by Dave Cormack, Assistant Professor, NCI's School of Business. Dave is an MBA graduate, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a long-standing Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. Having discovered that he is dyslexic late in life, Dave became an advocate of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and shared his story during a webinar. He is also a founding member of NCI's Dyslexia Working Group which aims to lead on initiatives in this area.
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Why Do a Master’s in Accounting? 5 Reasons You Should Consider

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 March 2023
There’s a new opportunity at National College of Ireland for someone who is looking to kickstart or advance their career in accountancy. Our new MSc in Accounting, starting in September 2023, will allow students to fast track their accountancy career by gaining generous examination exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies. This is a conversion course meaning students with undergraduate degrees from disciplines such as computing and engineering, along with those holding related qualifications such as business, can start or continue their journey to becoming a professional accountant by completing this full-time programme.
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